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Department of Classics and Ancient History

Visiting Us

The best way to find out more about living and studying at Durham University is to come on one of our pre-application open days. We run pre-application open days in both Durham City and at Queen's Campus.

These events will provide an opportunity for those interested in Durham University to gain a real insight into the Durham student experience. Departments, colleges and other student support services and facilities will be available for talks, tours and demonstrations. There is also likely to be a limited amount of University managed accommodation available. Places will be limited and therefore pre-booking will be required. For further information please visit

There is normally an opportunity to meet staff from your chosen department in which you wish to study on the day, and  you will be able to view our facilities.
For those who are unable to attend one of the open days, the department will provide smaller scale opportunities to visit later on, please see below for further information.

Visiting Durham

The best time to visit is during one of the open days organized by the university.

If you prefer to come at some other time, contact the office to see if a member of staff is able to meet with you. Durham is a small city and it is very easy to conduct your own tour on foot. If you contact any colleges you are interested in, they will usually be happy to arrange a visit. The university has more information about visiting.

Our location is number 46 on the map, and the departmental office can direct you once you arrive.

Visiting Durham

Contact us about B&B availability.